The 7,300-yard, par-72 golf course at Costa Rica’s Hacienda Pinilla Resort is the creation of respected architect Mike Young and an excellent example of his passion for the game, respect for tradition, concern for the environment and sharp eye for detail.
Each hole was designed to conform to the slopes and contours of the natural landscape. Not only did Young meet the highest standards required by international golf organizations in building the course, but recently the property earned certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its preservation of the ecological balance of the area.
When players tee it up at the Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course, they are on a track that offers picturesque scenery, immaculate conditions, frequent glimpses of exotic wildlife and the inviting El Corral Turn House.
Located near the town of Tamarindo, the layout features wide fairways, long par fours and probably Costa Rica’s most famous par three - the 15th.
The frequent risk/reward situations present different challenges throughout each round and the trees, apart from offering refreshing breaks, also represent natural obstacles.
One of the popular holes is the par four, ninth hole. Players must decide between hitting a lay up shot or trying to hammer a hero blast over the fairway bunkers.
If they lay up, they’ll have a long iron shot into the elevated green that is protected by bunkers and a severe slope that helps the ball roll toward the OB area.
Many golfing guests at Hacienda Pinilla start their days with breakfast at La Posada, play a round of golf and then going to the stress-free beach club to hang out by the pool.
Later on they enjoy sunsets at the Avellanas beach where the beach club is located. Once the sun goes down many head into Tamarindo for drinks and dinner.
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